Spotlight: Andy Rah

An architect reflects on connection, identity, and community.

Andy in the Catskill Mountains. All images © Andy Rah unless otherwise cited.
Class photo at international school in Kuala Lumpur
Renderings of Winship at Emory Midtown, which seeks to transform cancer care. Images © SOM
Andy drops in for a virtual site visit, with the help of a remote-controlled robot.

Now more than ever, we need to celebrate differences and our diversity, but also come together.

Since the launch of the Asian Alliance just two months ago, we have quickly expanded across SOM’s offices worldwide. We reached out and got resounding support. Our group now has more than 200 members. We’ve worked incredibly hard to make this happen — it took a small group of us gathering together, late into the night, after our project work was done.

Andy and colleagues during SOM’s first AAPI Heritage Month celebration.
Andy with students from the Korean American Family Services Center (KAFSC) Youth Program, a New York-based non-profit organization.
Whipping up some Korean comfort food: hobak jeon (zucchini pancakes) and dubu kimchi (kimchi and pork belly stir-fry, served over tofu)

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